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Old 03-04-2003, 00:33   #1 (permalink)
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confused Thermostat Question

Is the standard opening tempreture for a thermostat to suit an EA 91 degrees?

if so is there anywhere people know of in melbourne that sells thermostats that open at a lower tempreture?
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Old 03-04-2003, 00:40   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah 91 - 92. Its not advisable to run them cooler as theyll use a fair bit more fuel. If overheating is a problem Maybe et your radiator cleaned out. But yes there is cooler thermostats avalible. Go to any auto parts store.
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Yep, actually you can use any thermostat from any car provided the diametre is the same (I think falcons use a 52mm or 54mm....could be wrong here though so dont quote me) and it operates in a similar temp range. Compared to other cars falcons run quite hot....
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My Fairmont has a tendency to run a but warm. I put a cooler themostat on it and helped a bit but still ran a bit warm. I then changed my oil, used Shell Sport 20w-70W with cooling agents. ( I think thats what it is called. ) Since then the car seems to run much cooler.
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You can get a 77degree thermostat to suit the Falcon from the brand Tridon, you'll probably have to order it, but it shouldnt be too hard to get.
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In order to have the car running at its peak I feel it is necessary to by the thermostats that have the bypass plug fitted to it. You can get the Nissan Patrol ones which open at 160 degrees farenheit (72 celsius) for the hotter weather and the genuine falcon one that opens at 180 degrees farenheight (92 celsius) for winter. I worked for Natrad for three years and learned a lot about cooling systems. Be warned that you may use a little more fuel with the 160 in it as the car runs its peak at 180.
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Do yourself a favour and invest in a new radiator.
My previous car, an ED Falcon, was running pretty hot in summer.
I bought a brandnew radiator for $200 from City Dismantlers and the car ran like new !! Seriously, you wouldn't believe the difference !! It saves your engine, trust me.
I was doing 110 km/h uphill and through windy roads, with 4 people in the car and the airco on boost and the engine was
running sweet. BTW, this was in 40+ degrees heat.
I HIGHLY recommend it, and it's heaps easy to install too.
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